Workers offer to return to work at Asarco after 9-month strike

Striking workers at five Asarco locations in Arizona and Texas in the United States have offered to return to work after a nine-month strike that started in October 2019, an announcement from The United Steelworkers Association said on Sunday July 5.

Asarco, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grupo México, owns three mines, associated mills and smelters in Arizona and a refinery complex in Texas, in which copper cathode, copper rod and copper cake are processed.
Asarco’s Hayden concentrator and smelter units, as well as the Amarillo refinery, were shut down due to the strike, Grupo Mexico said on February 25.

“The remaining units - Mission, Silver Bell, and Ray - are operating at capacity, given workers’ individual...


Anna Xu

July 08, 2020

12:35 GMT